The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

Bilateral Ties
UK Voices 'Serious Concern' on China's Rights Record
Associated Press, March 18, 2010

Four Child Traffickers Seized in E.China
China Daily, March 18, 2010

Food Security
绿色和平称中国超市出售转基因大米 (Greenpeace: Genetically-modified Rice Being Sold in Chinese Supermarkets)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2010
Related news:
GM Rice Found in Chinese Supermarkets: Greenpeace
The Independent, March 17, 2010
Shelters Part of Long-term Civil Defense Plan
China Daily, March 18, 2010

Human Rights Defender – Liu Anjun (刘安军)
阳光公益刘安军被扣留多日后获释 (Rights Activist Liu Anjun Released after Several Days of Detention)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2010

Six Killed in Construction Site Accident in S China
China Daily, March 18, 2010

Chui Shrugs Off Questions about Greater Democracy in Macau
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2010

He Yafei Expounds China's Human Rights Policy
Xinhua News Agency, March 18, 2010

Rio Staff Face China Trial on March 22
Reuters, March 18, 2010

《反虐待动物法》意见稿公布 (Anti-Cruelty to Animals Law Draft for Solicitation of Opinions Released to Public)
The Beijing News, March 18, 2010
Related news:
《反虐待动物法》有助动物保护 (Anti-Cruelty to Animals Law Helps the Protection of Animals)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2010
黄松有终审判无期 (Former VP of Supreme People's Court Huang Songyou's Life Sentence for Taking Bribes Upheld)
The Beijing News, March 18, 2010

官隱瞞疫情象徵性處罰 (Officials Concealing Epidemics Given Symbolic Penalties)
Apple Daily, March 18, 2010

Public Health
疑疫苗肇禍 山西百童或死或殘 (100 Shanxi Children Dead or Injured, Suspected Due to Vaccine)
Ming Pao, March 18, 2010
Related news:
China Says Probing Report on Deadly Faulty Vaccines
Reuters, March 18, 2010